In July, 2017, employees from the National Butterfly Center—a 100-acre butterfly preserve in South Texas owned and operated by a … More
Does the environment trump constitutional limits on federal power?
In Utah prairie dog decision, the Tenth Circuit undermined cooperative conservation of the species and tore up constitutional limits on federal power.
Does the Constitution forbid the President from favoring deregulation?
Last week, a lawsuit was filed challenging the President’s recent executive order commanding federal agencies to repeal two regulations for … More
Can species be saved without the Endangered Species Act?
That’s the question posed in a post on Vice.com‘s Motherboard blog. The answer is emphatically “yes.” The question has to … More
The constitutional stakes of New Jersey’s sports gambling case
This weekend, the Daily Caller published a piece that I co-authored with CEI’s Michelle Minton. It begins Against all odds, … More
Will environmentalists discover federalism under Trump?
One of the possible silver linings of the incoming administration is that environmentalists may have to discover federalism. For decades, … More